Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ginger Bay 10th Annual "Spatacular" & Friends of Kids with Cancer!

I am honored to have been asked by my pal Roze to donate art for silent auction in Ginger Bay's 10th Annual Spatacular! All proceeds benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer  :)  Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer and blood related diseases. "Our mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the recreational, educational, and emotional support needed throughout the long hours of chemotherapy illness and isolation."

Saturday, September 17 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ginger Bay Salon & Spa - Kirkwood
437 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, Missouri  63122

Call 314-966-0655 to purchase your tickets today!

I have donated an 11 x 14" canvas:
"Mother" 2010
acrylic, mixed media collage

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Winter", 2010  
24 x 30"
acrylic, mixed media collage on canvas

Any time I sell a painting, it's like a gift- I enjoy the activity, and that's enough. Selling one with such deeply personal meaning, however, is a vindication... My late, great painting teacher Charles SHOEmaker told me years ago "Paint what you know, Colin", and so I began to paint my interior on the exterior of anything put in my hands. It is sometimes painful & embarrassing, and often fails. Occassionally it's beautiful though, and someone can feel me through it- in those times our common humanity is shared on a deeper level, and I've done my job. Thanks Angie-